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12 January 2018, 11:18 | Devin Moran
First responders search through the rubble in Iran’s Kermanshah province following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake
There was no immediate report on damages or casualties.
Later at 10:44 am, the same area was also hit by a 5.4-magnitude quake.
"It's ongoing activity there".
The U.S. Geological Survey says three earthquakes with a magnitude of around 5 have struck along the Iran-Iraq border. Earthquakes that register as 5 are considered moderate. The quake had left around 328 people dead.
Last year, a 7.3-magnitude natural disaster hit villages and towns in Kermanshah province, killing 620 people and injuring thousands of others.
The Latest: US expert: Rapid Iran-Iraq quakes not unusual
In November, a 7.2 magnitude quake hit western Iran, killing more than 600 people. In Iraq, nine people were killed and 550 were injured, all in the country's northern Kurdish region, according to the United Nations.
An natural disaster of the magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale has jolted Iran's southeastern province of Kerman.
Iran sits atop several fault lines and has been hit by a series of earthquakes in recent weeks.
The official IRNA news agency said the tremor rocked the village of Hojedk, 400 miles south of Tehran, and struck at a depth of 6.2 miles. No injuries or damage were reported.
In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 quake in the province of Kerman flattened the historic city of Bam, killing more than 26,000 people.
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